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TOPLAP is the “Temporary Organisation for the Promotion of Live Algorithm Programming”, set up to explore the application of live programming to composition and performance. TOPLAP advocates treating algorithms as live artistic material, allowing them to be written and manipulated to create music or video live in front of an audience. The interests of the TOPLAP membership encompass live coding performances with output in both audio and visual modalities, the possibilities of immediate feedback given by prototyping compositions in interpreted programming languages and new languages for on-the-fly programming. TOPLAP is an interdisciplinary collaboration project, comprising international artists, computer scientists and video and/or music performers.